The School of Kinesiology and Nutrition offers a wide range of curricula aimed at improving the quality of life, health, and well-being of individuals and communities in a variety of settings. Programs in the school address issues related to health through coursework in exercise, physical education, sport, food, and nutrition. Students are involved in coursework that incorporates knowledge with experiential learning, which provides a solid foundation for careers in allied healthcare professions, health promotion, education, disease prevention, and food-related industries as well as preparation for graduate studies in these fields.
Courses are offered as part of the various degree programs that facilitate professional certification or licensure of the following types: clinical exercise physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); and physical education (K-12) licensure by the Mississippi State Department of Education (MDE). Students who complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics are eligible to apply for an accredited Dietetic Internship. Completion of internship allows the student to sit for the registration exam through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Additionally, students who complete the Nutrition and Dietetics degree may also qualify to sit for the Certified Health Specialist (CHES) exam or the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) exam.
Kinesiology (Exercise Science) BS
Kinesiology (K-12 Physical Education Licensure) BS
Nutrition and Dietetics (Community Nutrition) BS
Nutrition and Dietetics (Didactic Program in Dietetics) BS
Sport Coaching Education BS
Nutrition and Dietetics Minor
Sport Coaching Education Minor
Strength and Conditioning Minor
American Red Cross Certification